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Being a smart shopper pays off - save money and earn cash with Vitals SmartShopper

January 18, 2018

Want to save money on your health care costs, but aren't sure where to start? Would you like to earn cash rewards just for shopping around and choosing same quality, lower cost options for certain routine health care services? Check out Vitals SmartShopper, an exciting new program available at no cost to existing Anthem members on a Maine PPO or HMO Small Group plan.

What is Vitals SmartShopper?

Prices for the same quality medical tests and procedures can vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars, based on where you go for the service. SmartShopper encourages you to shop around for routine health care services and rewards you with a powerful incentive - cash - when you find and use high quality, lower cost options for procedures like joint replacement surgeries or colonoscopies. SmartShopper is easy to use and helps you put more money right in your own pocket.

Here's how it works:

Step 1:
You can register for SmartShopper at any time by visiting or by calling 1-844-328-1582. Then you'll receive a confirmation email to get started.

Step 2:
Any time a doctor recommends a medical test, service or procedure, call the SmartShopper Personal Assistant team at 1-844-328-1582 or visit to search for locations where you can have the same quality service done at a lower cost. 

Step 3:
Have your procedure done at one of locations recommended by SmartShopper.

Step 4:
Four to six weeks after the procedure (and the claim has been paid), SmartShopper will mail you a check. It's that easy!

Here's a small sample of some of the rewards2 you can earn through SmartShopper:

  • CT Scan** up to $150Cataract Removal up to $150
  • Colonoscopy up to $150
  • Ear, Nose & Throat up to $150
  • Gallbladder Removal up to $250
  • Hernia Repair up to $250
  • Hip Replacement up to $500
  • Knee Surgery (Arthroscopic) up to $250
  • Mammogram up to $50
  • MRI** up to $150
  • Shoulder Surgery (Arthroscopic) up to $250
  • Ultrasound up to $50
  • Upper GI Endoscopy up to $150
Learn more

Reap the rewards from this exciting new program! Watch for information about SmartShopper throughout the year, delivered right to your mailbox or inbox. You can also check out this flyer or contact your health plan administrator for more information.